some people kill themselves...
Figures released by the Victorian Coroner reveal an addiction to gambling has been linked to 130 suicides over the past 12 years.
Two of those were partners of problem gamblers.
The report reveals that 85 per cent of the victims were men aged 30 to 49 and that poker machines were the biggest problem.
Gambling researcher, Professor Alexander Blaszcynski, from the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment Clinic says while the figures are a concern, there are many contributing factors to suicides.
"I think one could reasonably conclude that as gambling becomes more prolific within society then more people are going to get into serious problems," he said.
Meanwhile at super-gambling headquarters:
Banking giant JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $970 million ($US 920 million) in fines to US and British regulators and made a rare public admission of wrongdoing over actions involved in last year's "London whale" trading debacle.
Settlements with four US and British regulators resolve the biggest civil probes of the bank's $6.2 billion of Whale derivatives trading losses last year. Criminal investigations are still under way.
"JPMorgan failed to keep watch over its traders as they overvalued a very complex portfolio to hide massive losses," the US Securities and Exchange Commission said in announcing the settlement.
JPMorgan, the largest US bank by assets, lost about $US6.2 billion in 2012 on the soured trading bets.
The trading violations "demonstrated flaws permeating all levels of the firm: from portfolio level right up to senior management," said the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the British regulator.
The bank called the settlements "a major step in the firm's ongoing efforts to put these issues behind it."
It was cited for poor risk controls and failure to inform regulators about deficiencies in risk management that it knew about.Bank makes rare public mea culpa
Bruno Iksil, the trader whose big bets earned him the nickname London Whale, has signed a cooperation agreement with prosecutors and has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
Two other traders who worked with Iksil in London, Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, have been criminally charged by US prosecutors over their role in the scandal, accused of trying to hide the mounting losses.